Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Local Noise: Sleepless in Botany Bay

After more than a year of residents around Port Botany being told the night time noises they were complaining about did not exceed "sleep disturbance criteria", the Environment Protection Authority has admitted they were right. The NSW Liberal Government fast-tracked the removal of the cap in August 2012 to sweeten the 99-year lease deal that was awarded to the NSW Ports consortium, comprised mostly of super funds and international investors, for $507 billion, in April last year.EPA Mistake

Social Media Curation Tool Storyful Helps Separate News From Noise: “Storyful is a social media news tool created by journalists that finds the most relevant, real and interesting video, tweets and posts coming from people in the middle of events around the world. A team of journalists work with Storyful’s “behind-the-scenes” software to find, verify and curate all of this into playlists on YouTube, on their website and for Storyful Pro, a paid service for news organizations.”